Category: Anatomy and Physiology
“So much to do in so little time.” Yes, all nursing students and even nurses are very much familiar with this line. Even when reviewing for the quarterly and board...
Red Blood Cells (RBC’s) also called erythrocytes, are oxygen carrying cells. It is derived from the Greek words “erythros” meaning “red,” “kytos” meaning “hollow” and “cyte” translated as “cell” in modern language. These cells are anuclaeted (without nucleus) and contain hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the iron-containing component of the RBC and is responsible for oxygen transport.
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The journey to being a nurse isn’t easy. It’s not always smooth-sailing and downright simple. The rough road to success is paved with trials that we must overcome. Difficulties, such as complicated subjects like Anatomy and Physiology that if we only try to patiently understand and value, will help us learn to become efficient and quality nurses someday.
Anatomy and Physiology: Endocrine System
What is an Endocrine System?
The endocrine system regulates body processes slower than the nervous system. If the latter body system uses nerve impulses to make immediate action, the former body regulating system acts by the use of chemical messengers called HORMONES, which are released into the blood to be transported leisurely throughout the body that may affect one or several organs. Glands make up the endocrine system and are responsible for producing and secreting hormones. The major glands of this body system are the following: